Posts Tagged ‘vision/verse art and poetry exhibition’
Wow, in less then two hours, it will already be July! I’m about to head out on a semi-mini holiday to the great state of North Cackalack, but I wanted to post a little something-something, as I have been absent from my musings and interviews for a bit now.
So, I’ve been truly slack with my art over the past month. Though, I’m happy that I can now share with you the painting I created for my mom’s birthday!
She has my mama’s red hair. Oh, and notice the little red cardinal in the upper right…… that’s my ode to Grandma Jeanne, my mom’s mother, who was quite fond of the lovely little red feathered creatures.
Quick story for ya: Cardinals, as I’ve mentioned, tickled Grandma Jeanne’s fancy. I had a dream about a year after her death that she called me on a cell phone -early 2000s and the lovely green-screened Nokias were all the rage- to tell me to let my mom know that she was OK just as a cardinal flew in front of me. So, after sharing this dream with my mom, we always felt a sense of comfort and nostalgia when we saw a beautiful red cardinal nearby.
Upon moving to Savannah in 2006, a male and a female cardinal took up residence in our back yard, and have been there since. We like to think of them as Grandma Jeanne and Grandpa Ira, and that they’ve come back to watch over us.
Well, you can wipe that tear away now. We’ll have no caterwaulin’ on my watch. Besides, I have good news! The talented Mr. Michael Shewmaker has given me permission to share with you the poem which inspired a piece of art work that I shared with you here! I’ll be posting that for your reading enjoyment as soon as I get back into town, being that it is 11:01, and I have not yet packed my bags for our Northern journey.
On another note, the Art School Grad team that I’ve been working with over the past few months has a new featured artist up. Check out the interview that I did with thelovely, palette-painting, Davs here. Davs is the winner of the team’s second Line and Lyric competition. She painted this piece, which was inspired by the poem Hellgirl by the talented Miss Anastasia Brown, who will have a featured spot on the ASG blog in the coming days, with an interview by your’s truly. So stay tuned!
Well, it is LATE! And I’ve a very important date with my pillow…right after I shove some clothes in a suitcase and come up with a vegetarian dish for Second Line, the new New Orleans style bar and restaurant in downtown Savannah. I hear their po’boys are well worth the visit, and for you fellow veggies, hopefully my dish will satisfy your bellies!
If your in the Savannah area, head on down to Factor’s Walk and check them out… the hubs will most likely be bartending Thursday through Saturday night, so tip him well! And they have some interesting New Orleans inspired art on the walls!
Until next time….
I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you guys this week the creation of a painting from (almost) the beginning to completion. This mixed media piece, completed in acrylics, old wallpaper, and inks, was created for the upcoming Vision/Verse Art and Poetry Exhibition in Lake Charles, Louisiana using the poem written by Michael Shewmaker, The Choice, as inspiration. By the way, if you’re lucky enough to be in Lake Charles, LA on June 4th, check it out!
I wish that I could share the fantastic poem in which this piece was inspired by. After the opening reception of the exhibition, I’ll have to see if Mr. Shewmaker would be willing to let me post his poem alongside the painting.
I am so in love with this wall paper. Did I ever mention that I have a slight obsession with wall paper? Not on walls…never on walls…but art? Heck yeah!
Layers upon layers upon layers! Starting to focus here on the mockingbird and his reflection (the cardinal) in the window pane, as well as some skin tones for the lovely lady.
Some vines and details added…
And that’s all she wrote, folks! Well, except for the fact that I have had such a hard time titling this piece. Would love to hear your suggestions But as for now, this piece will be known as …no, not the Painting Formerly Known as Prince or some interesting symbol… Inspired by The Choice by Michael Shewmaker. Ehhh…your thoughtful title considerations are greatly appreciated. xo